Education Week Issue 35 - Technology Counts 2015 - (Page 3)

CONTENTS 6 Reality Check Reveals Ed-Tech Challenges Schools learn from others' mistakes 8 Why Ed Tech Is Not Transforming Teaching Student-centered, hands-on learning remains elusive for most 10 A Hard Look at the L.A. Experience Q&A: Jessica Heppen 16 Device Decisions Revolve Around Grade-Level Needs Choosing the right digital learning device is a complicated process that is unique to the needs of each district > > 18 District Smooths 1-to-1 Initiative By Heeding Others' Mistakes Miami-Dade's more cautious approach came from studying previous efforts 20 Companies Face Rising Demand for Bite-Size Chunks of Curricula The trend is likened to how consumers purchase music 21 Curriculum Choices Fueled by Common Core Districts use new strategies to evaluate digital content 22 Districts Put Open Ed. Resources to Work Two school systems weigh impact of efforts 22 GRANDVIEW, WASH. Rural District's Move Taps Multiple Sources 23 BETHEL, WASH. Teachers' Time, District's Money Go to New Strategy 24 Making the Best Use Of Digital Devices At Home Is Tricky Balancing Act for Students and Schools Expanding educational and social priorities often seen at odds 25 Students Struggle When the Internet Is Scarce at Home 26 Districts Learn To Embrace Ruckus Brought by 'BYOD' Flexibility sought in dealing with sea of devices DIGITAL LEARNING CHALLENGES: Estaban Valez, left, and Zamir Lewis work together in a STEM classroom at Mount Pleasant High School in Wilmington, Del. 8 > OPEN ED. MOVEMENT: Fourth grade teachers Karyn Tustison, left, and Kassie Hibbard review student worksheets during a staff meeting about 4th grade mathematics at Nelson Elementary School in the Bethel, Wash., schools. 22 COVER: Teacher Scott Bacon leads a social studies class at Mount Pleasant High School in Wilmington, Del. See related article, Page 8. Cover photo by Charles Mostoller for Education Week ED TECH AT HOME: Cameron Davis, 12, works on a homework assignment on his iPhone while his mother, LaToya C. Staten, looks on at their Pasadena, Md., home. 24 > Ian C. Bates for Education Week Charles Mostoller for Education Week > Lisa Shires for Education Week

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Education Week Issue 35 - Technology Counts 2015